10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Island Cruise

10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Island Cruise

Starting at $2,299


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Destination & Sightseeing

  • Flights New York-Split, Dubrovnik-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 7 nights MS Prestige, MS Freedom or Adriatic Queen
    • 1 night Dubrovnik
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 15 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager / cruise manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • In Split, walk the cobbled streets to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian
  • Enjoy magical Hvar Island, one of the most luxurious beach destinations in the Adriatic
  • Opportunity for water sports at the Golden Horn, one of the best beaches in Croatia
  • Dock on the Island of Vis founded by the Greeks with its preserved Venetian architecture
  • In Vela Luka, visit an olive oil factory and enjoy wine and cheese tastings in the vineyards
  • Explore the medieval walled city of Korcula and its Gothic Cathedral of St. Mark
  • On the Island of Mljet visit the stunning National Park with its two saltwater lakes
  • Tour the magnificent walled city of Dubrovnik, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

ITINERARY

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Dubrovnik
Welcome to Croatia! Arrive in the magnificent walled city of Dubrovnik; transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the new time zone Overnight: Dubrovnik

DAY 3, Saturday - Cruise Embarkation
Today, transfer to the pier to board your ship. Embarkation will begin at 2:00 pm. After time to settle in, meet your Cruise Manager and fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception. Later, perhaps walk through the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik, crown jewel of Croatia Overnight: Cruise Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Tour Dubrovnik, Mljet National Park
Begin the day with a walking tour in the magnificent walled city of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Rector’s Palace, now a museum, and the 14th century Franciscan Monastery that houses one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe. Pass the Onofrio fountains in front of the church of St. Blaise and the ornate Sponza Palace, a mix of Gothic and Renaissance styles. Return to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, dock on the Island of Mljet with its stunning National Park. View the saltwater lakes of Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero, (Large Lake & Small Lake) connected by a short channel. Return to the ship, for an evening at leisure Overnight: Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Monday - Korcula Walking Tour
Enjoy the spectacular scenery while cruising to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of explorer Marco Polo. A walking tour of the picturesque medieval town takes you along narrow, cobbled streets to the majestic Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. Mark with its main door framed by statues of Adam and Eve and figures of lions. Afterwards, time for relaxation and lunch on board. Tonight, opt to stroll through Korcula on your own, pausing to dine at one of the delightful shoreline restaurants Overnight: Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Korcula, Vela Luka, Wine & Cheese Tasting
An opportunity to swim this morning in the crystal-clear waters along Korcula’s scenic coast. Following lunch, you disembark in Vela Luka, on the other side of Korcula Island, known for its wineries and fine olive oil. After a stop at an olive oil factory, visit the fascinating Barilo Ethno Museum, with its interesting exhibits about daily village life over the generations. View the kitchen, living room and other parts of the house filled with symbolic objects from the past. End the day with a visit to a local vineyard and enjoy local wine and cheese tastings. Return to the ship for free time Overnight: Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Wednesday - Vis Island
Cruise towards Vis Island, the most westerly of the Dalmatian islands with its pristine landscape and rugged coastline sheltering creeks and coves. Explore the town founded by Dionysius of Syracuse in 397 BC under the name of Issa. The island served at one point as the naval headquarters of Tito’s army. Walk along the narrow streets and historic alleyways with its well-preserved architecture that dates back to the early days of the Venetians. Evening is at leisure Overnight: Cruise Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8, Thursday - Hvar Island, Stari Grad
Arrive today at Hvar, one of the trendiest islands in the Adriatic, playground for the rich and famous and one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. At the main square, view baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral with its distinctive tall, rectangular bell tower. On to the 15th century Franciscan Monastery and the first public theatre in Europe, older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the United Kingdom. The ship sails this evening for Stari Grad on the northern side of the island, one of the oldest towns in Europe. Tonight, enjoy a festive Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment on board Overnight: Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Sail to Bol, Walking Tour of Split
The ship sails to Bol, home to the Golden Horn, one of the best beaches in Croatia. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. During lunch, you sail to Split, capital of Dalmatia. Here, a walking tour highlights the historic inner city, and Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, one of the greatest Roman ruins in southeastern Europe. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, the Temple of Jupiter, the Peristyle (central court), and the impressive Cathedral. Enjoy your evening at leisure discovering the bustling waterfront promenade, known as the Riva Overnight: Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Saturday - Depart Croatia
Disembark in Split; transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast